Winter Wonderland Holiday Fun

Your local library is warming up for some wonderful Winter Wonderland activities these holidays.

Most are free, and a few require booking. Contact your library for further information.

Motueka Library

Murchison Library

Richmond Library

Takaka Library

Motueka Library          

Event Description Date and Time
Winter Wonderland Scavenger Hunt Find ten pictures hidden around the library and answer the questions to solve the winter puzzle. For 5-12 year olds. Free. Monday 8 July - Saturday 21 July
Winter Surprise Reads For Teens Discover new authors and exciting tales with our mystery surprise reads for people age 12+. Free. Monday 8 July - Saturday 27 July
Winter Wonderland Makerspace Experience a variety of fun hands-on craft activities. For all ages - grandparents to grandchildren. Pre-schoolers, please bring an adult. Free. 10.00am-11.30am, Tuesday 9 July
Winter Wonderland Storytime Join us for a fun hour of fabulous stories and create some awesome art to take home. Suitable for 3-9 year olds. Free. 10.00am-11.00am, Thursday 11 July
Winter Wonderland Makerspace Experience a variety of fun hands-on craft activities. For all ages - grandparents to grandchildren. Pre-schoolers, please bring an adult. Free. 10.00am-11.30am, Tuesday 16 July
Winter Wonderland Pyjama Storytime Come to the library in your pyjamas and with your special soft toy for stories, waiata and craft. Suitable for 3-8 year olds. Bookings essential. Free. 6.00pm-7.00pm, Wednesday 17 July
Winter Wonderland Storytime Join us for a fun hour of fabulous stories and create some awesome art to take home. Suitable for 3-9 year olds. Free. 10.00am-11.00am, Thursday 18 July

Murchison Library          

Event Description Date and Time
Winter Wonderland Scavenger Hunt Find ten pictures hidden around the library and answer the questions to solve the winter puzzle. For 5-12 year olds. Free. Monday 8 July - Saturday 21 July

Richmond Library          

Event Description Date and Time
Winter Wonderland Storytime Warm up with songs and stories at our winter-themed Storytime for 4-9 year olds. Pre-schoolers please bring an adult. Free. 11.00am-12.00pm, Monday 8 July
Winter Wonderland Scavenger Hunt Find ten pictures hidden around the library and answer the questions to solve the winter puzzle. For 5-12 year olds. Free. Monday 8 July - Saturday 21 July
Makerspace With Murray From Mitre10 (I) Using woodworking skills create your very own treasure box with Murray Leaning from Mitre10. For 7-12 year olds. Free. Book on eventbrite. 1.00pm-2.00pm, Tuesday 9 July
Makerspace With Murray From Mitre10 (II) Using woodworking skills create your very own treasure box with Murray Leaning from Mitre10. For 7-12 year olds. Free. Book on eventbrite. 2.00pm-3.00pm, Tuesday 9 July
Unbored Drop in for some screen-free fun with a wide range of board games! Enjoy an old favourite or try something new. We have charades, checkers, Hedbanz and more. Free. 10.00am-5.00pm, Wednesday 10 July
Family-friendly Movie Bring your own snacks and a comfy cushion and enjoy some family screen-time watching a fun PG-rated movie. Free. No tickets required. 1.00pm-2.40pm, Friday 12 July
Smartbots Workshop I Dive into the world of robotics and learn to code, solve challenges and create your own project with mBot or mBot Rangers. For 10-14 year olds. $20 for Richmond Robotics members, or $32.50 for non-members. Book on Eventbrite. 9.30am-1.00pm, Monday 15 July
Smartbots Workshop II A fun introduction to coding, micro:bits and MakeCode for keen kids aged 10-14 years. Twelve different projects to choose from. $25 for Richmond Robotics members, or $37.50 for non-members. Book on Eventbrite. 2.00pm-5.30pm, Monday 15 July
Youth Market Workshop Learn how you can organise and run a market stall. Want to run a market stall but don't know what to sell? Come and be inspired! Turn your talents into income! For 9-18 year olds. Free. Book on Eventbite. 10.00am-12.00pm, Tuesday 16 July
All Ages Creative Space Drop in for a range of creative experiences for people of every skill level and age - whether your toddler is a fan of glitter, or you're looking for an inter-generational holiday activity. Free. 10.00am-12.00pm, Wednesday 17 July
Pyjama Storytime An hour of pyjama-clad songs, stories and crafts, before heading home to bed! For 4-9 year olds. Pre-schoolers please bring an adult. Free. 6.00pm-7.00pm, Thursday 18 July

Takaka Library          

Event Description Date and Time
Winter Wonderland Scavenger Hunt Find ten pictures hidden around the library and answer the questions to solve the winter puzzle. For 5-12 year olds. Free. Monday 8 July - Saturday 21 July
Winter Wonderland Storytime Join us for wintery tales, rhymes and interesting facts. Be creative and make something special to take home. For 4-9 year olds. Pre-schoolers, please bring an adult. Free. 10.30am-11.30am, Tuesday 9 July
Meccano for Budding Engineers Assemble your own vintage meccano windmill, racing car, truck or jigger with Murray McKay. For 8-13 Year olds. Free. Phone Takaka Library 03 525 0059 to book your spot. 2.00pm-4.00pm, Thursday 11 July
Little Jars of Starlight Create some magic when you transform a simple jar with tissue and paint into something wonderful. Suitable for 5-13 year olds. Cost: $2. Phone Takaka Library 03 525 0059 to book your spot. 2.00pm-3.30pm, Friday 12 July
Soft Toy Sleepover Storytime Wear your jim-jams, and bring a torch and a soft toy for stories and songs, then leave your brave toy behind for a special sleepover. Free. 6.00pm-6.45pm, Tuesday 16 July
Introduction to Robotics I Introduction to robotics with Makeblock mBot. A fun, hands-on technology session for children aged 9-14. $20. Register and pay on Eventbrite. 9.00am-12.30pm, Thursday 18 July
Introduction to Robotics II Introduction to robotics with Makeblock mBot. A fun, hands-on technology session for children aged 9-14. $20. Register and pay on Eventbrite. 1.30pm-5.00pm, Thursday 18 July
Robotics: Solve Challenges With mBot I Take robotics to the next level with new sensors, LED matrix and grippers that will help solve challenges. For children aged 9-14. $20. Register and pay on Eventbrite. 9.00am-12.30pm, Friday 19 July
Robotics: Solve Challenges With mBot II Take robotics to the next level with new sensors, LED matrix and grippers that will help solve challenges. For children aged 9-14. $20. Register and pay on Eventbrite. 1.30pm-5.00pm, Friday 19 July
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